The ‘I Draw Tom Hanks’ Tumblr is like a box of fanart chocolates

For just $9,000, a piece of true Tom Hanks fanart could be yours.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Sep 13, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 6:37 am CDT

Are you a discerning art collector? Do you love Tom Hanks? Then a new Tumblr called I Draw Tom Hanks might just have a piece that will really tie the room together.

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For just $9,000, a piece of true Tom Hanks fan art could be yours. Or “Tim Hank,” as he’s lovingly referred to on the site. Also, “Tob Hangs.” Basically anything but Tom Hanks.

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There’s certainly a bit of cheeky obliviousness to bad art here, sort of like in the YouTube series How to Draw. When asked about wiggle room on the $9,000 price tag, the artist listed very specific criteria for the drawings, in relation to price:

1. likeliness to Mr Hank

2. overall quality (ranges from “tattered” to “mint condition”)

3. current market trends

4. supply and demand

5. I owe some very scary people nine thousand dollars.

Here’s this beaut, from the little-seen film Jeremy McGuire:


 

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And Hanks as we all remember him in Castaway:


 

Hanks and Rita Wilson on their wedding day, plus some sort of demonic groomsman. Perfect for the bedroom!


 

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Tom Hanks in any medium is charming, though. He’s so charming, his recent jury duty resulted in a mistrial after a starstruck member of the L.A. city attorney’s office approached him on a lunch break. No word on a courtoom sketch just yet.

Photo via I Draw Tom Hanks

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*First Published: Sep 13, 2013, 9:03 am CDT